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President Obama on Wednesday called for Russia and the United States to each eliminate hundreds of warheads from their fielded long-range nuclear arsenals. If Moscow agrees, the cuts to a new ceiling of roughly 1,000 weapons on each side would constitute a one-third reduction below currently agreed ceilings under ...
June 18, 2013 | Douglas P. Guarino | Cooperative Threat Reduction, Nuclear , Global Threat Reduction Initiative , Nuclear Materials Security
WASHINGTON -- U.S. efforts to dismantle and secure nuclear and chemical weapons in Russia will be substantially limited under a new bilateral agreement the White House announced Monday, experts say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed doubts to President Obama on Monday over Western assertions that Syria's Moscow-backed government has conducted chemical attacks against opposition forces in the country's civil war, White House insiders told the New York Times.
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June 19, 2013 | Counterproliferation, Chemical
Airstrikes on Syria's chemical-weapon storage sites are among actions that U.S. armed forces are considering to prevent militants from tapping the civil war-torn country's arsenal of deadly agents, insiders told the Washington Post for a Tuesday report.
A senior North Korean diplomat on Wednesday met with Chinese officials in what analysts believe was an effort to win Chinese backing for Pyongyang's efforts to reengage with the world while still maintaining its devotion to nuclear weapons development, Reuters reported.
June 19, 2013 | ICBMs
A Russian Defense Ministry source on Tuesday said the government beginning next year would start building a working model for its next-generation heavy ICBM, RIA Novosti reported.
June 19, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Sanctions, Nuclear
U.N. Security Council specialists earlier this year said Iran is circumventing restrictions on its atomic purchases by employing shell firms, altering shipment procedures and seeking components not specifically covered by international controls, Foreign Policy magazine reported on Monday.
June 19, 2013 | Chemical Weapons Destruction
Russia is on track to begin operating a new chemical disarmament site in Kizner in the Urdmurtia region later this year, ITAR-Tass reported on Wednesday, citing informed officials.
June 19, 2013 | Ben Terris | Preparedness and Response, Nuclear
WASHINGTON -- “To start the program, don’t be scared, we’re going to dim the lights,” said Elizabeth Kreft, an aide to Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
June 19, 2013 | Ballistic Missiles
Quote of the Day
British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond, arguing that building fewer than four new ballistic missile submarines as currently planned would not produce enough cost savings for the United Kingdom to justify the loss in nuclear deterrence power.
Even if you downgrade the capability significantly, the amount of money to be saved is pretty small.